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Archive ::: Press release

Department of Transport3 July 1995
Mawhinney shortlists Eurorail and London & Continental in rail link competition


1995-07-03 DoT-0011



Archive ::: Press release

Department of Transport4 December 1996
Rail watchdog says complaints down nearly a third


1996-12-04 DoT-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc13 March 1997
Railtrack and Virgin confirm WCML plans


1997-03-13 RTK-002
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Archive ::: Press release
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Railtrack plc28 October 1997
Railtrack and Virgin Rail Group announce largest ever investment in Britain's railways


1997-10-28 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator5 March 1998
Regulator approves new north west routes


1998-03-05 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Office of the Rail Regulator3 April 1998
Rail Regulator to approve West Coast Main Line upgrade subject to major future improvements for passengers and freight users


1998-04-03 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Oral statement
3

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions3 June 1998
Channel Tunnel Rail Link


1998-06-03 DET-001
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Archive ::: Press release

OPRAF8 June 1998
Increased service frequencies complement West Coast upgrade deal


1998-06-08 OPR-001
8



Archive ::: Press release
5

Office of the Rail Regulator8 June 1998
Rail Regulator gives final approval to West Coast upgrade


1998-06-08 ORR-001
9



Archive ::: Press release

OPRAF22 June 1998
Proposed investment in Virgin Rail by Stagecoach - statement from the Franchising Director


1998-06-22 OPR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

OPRAF7 October 1998
Focus on integrated transport as Stagecoach / Virgin acquisition gets Franchising Director's approval


1998-10-07 OPR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

OPRAF9 February 1999
Multi £million trains deal aids West Coast regeneration


1999-02-09 OPR-001
12



Archive ::: Press release
2

ATOC17 February 1998
Passenger complaints helping to build a better railway


1999-02-17 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator3 June 1999
Rail Regulator challenges Railtrack on West Coast Main Line plans


1999-06-03 ORR-002
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Archive ::: Press release

ATOC7 June 1999
Rail companies aim to woo motorists from their cars


1999-06-07 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator12 July 1999
Rail Industry Year 2000 compliance rating 70% Blue – Independent assessment shows substantial progress


1999-07-12 ORR-001
16



Archive ::: Press release

ATOC6 August 1999
On track for the eclipse train operators respond with 11,000 extra seats


1999-08-06 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc27 September 1999
West Coast route modernisation


1999-09-27 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

ATOC25 October 1999
'Safety will always come first'- Rail industry summit pledge


1999-10-25 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Office of the Rail Regulator5 November 1999
Regulator acts on Railtrack's plans for the West Coast Main Line


1999-11-05 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Railtrack plc5 November 1999
Statement in response to Rail Regulator's announcement re West Coast Main Line


1999-11-05 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Shadow Strategic Rail Authority24 November 1999
Building a better railway: Franchising Director invites replacement franchise proposals for Chiltern, Connex South Central and Great North Eastern franchises


1999-11-24 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

ATOC9 December 1999
Train operators beat the bug and are ready for Christmas and the Millennium


1999-12-09 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc15 December 1999
Railtrack announces significant new proposals for the modernisation and upgrade of the West Coast Main Line


1999-12-15 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Shadow Strategic Rail Authority22 December 1999
Building a better railway: first companies prequalify for franchise replacement


1999-12-22 SRA-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains14 January 2000
First Class Lounge opened at Coventry


2000-01-14 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions17 February 2000
Study of Regional Eurostar services published


2000-02-17 DET-001
27



Archive ::: Press release

Shadow Strategic Rail Authority8 March 2000
Areas defined for second franchise replacement round


2000-03-08 SRA-001
28



Archive ::: Press release
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Office of the Rail Regulator27 March 2000
Railtrack refuses to consent to Rail Regulator's modified West Coast Main Line enforcement order


2000-03-27 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains11 April 2000
Macclesfield station refurbishment


2000-04-11 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Office of the Rail Regulator4 May 2000
Broad support for West Coast Main Line enforcement action


2000-05-04 ORR-001
31



Archive ::: Press release

Shadow Strategic Rail Authority8 May 2000
SSRA moves towards high speed rail route to the north


2000-05-08 SRA-001
32



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains14 June 2000
Virgin launches quiet coaches on trains


2000-06-14 VIR-001
33



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains3 July 2000
Virgin East Coast Mainline bid


2000-07-03 VIR-001
34



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains3 July 2000
Virgin East Coast fleet proposal


2000-07-03 VIR-002
35



Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group31 July 2000
Senior appointments at Stagecoach


2000-07-10 STG-001
36



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains14 July 2000
Campaign against railway vandalism


2000-07-14 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator28 July 2000
Rail Regulator demonstrates year of action in Annual Report 2000


2000-07-28 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Shadow Strategic Rail Authority8 August 2000
New franchise for Wales and Borders confirmed:competition launched for new franchise:


2000-08-08 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains10 August 2000
First Voyager train nears completion


2000-08-10 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Speech (excerpt)

Stagecoach Group8 September 2000
Extract of speech by Brian Souter chairman of Stagecoach Group plc


2000-09-08 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Shadow Strategic Rail Authority14 September 2000
Building a better railway: pre-qualifiers confirmed for Wales & Borders franchise


2000-09-14 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains20 November 2000
Fares freeze Jan 2000


2000-11-20 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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ATOC1 December 2000
Train information ready for Christmas


2000-12-01 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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ATOC15 December 2000
National Rail operators issue travel tips for Christmas and the New Year


2000-12-15 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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ATOC15 January 2001
New timetables bring further rail improvement


2001-01-15 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains3 February 2001
Pendolino to be known as Class 390


2001-02-03 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority14 February 2001
Railtrack cost increase forces East Coast Main Line review


2001-02-14 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Strategic Rail Authority15 February 2001
Building a better railway: SRA shortlists four for Wales and Borders franchise


2001-02-15 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority2 March 2001
SRA approves ECML costs and announces Strategic Agenda approval


2001-03-02 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator22 March 2001
Regulator acts to help bring new trains into service more quickly


2001-03-22 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority22 March 2001
SRA acts to protect Croxley Link project


2001-03-22 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc2 April 2001
Railtrack secures £1.5 bn funding settlement and details final quarter business progress


2001-04-02 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority2 April 2001
East Coast Main Line - Joint Venture


2001-04-02 SRA-003
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains2 April 2001
Virgin slashes ticket prices


2001-04-02 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains5 June 2001
Voyager technical specifications


2001-05-06 VIR-001
56



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains5 June 2001
New dawn for Virgin Trains


2001-05-06 VIR-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority9 May 2001
ECML replacement franchise


2001-05-09 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

ScotRail22 June 2001
Monday’s train strike is off


2001-06-22 SCO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains9 July 2001
The Red Revolution – Pendolino launch


2001-07-09 VIR-001
60



Archive ::: Press release

ATOC10 July 2001
Rail industry says 'it's time to return'


2001-07-10 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains7 September 2001
Voyager Train on test


2001-09-07 VIR-001
62



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains17 September 2001
Voyager launch - Manchester


2001-09-17 VIR-001
63



Archive ::: Press release

Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions18 Sep 2001 00:00
Jamieson welcomes 250 new jobs and opens new £30m train maintenance facility


2001-09-18 DTR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains18 September 2001
First Virgin Voyager run on West Coast


2001-09-18 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains19 September 2001
Update on the Voyager fleet


2001-09-19 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains26 September 2001
Voyager Launch - Wessex


2001-09-26 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions5 Oct 2001 00:00
Paddington to be protected by new train safety systems - Byers


2001-10-05 DTR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions24 Oct 2001 00:00
Byers appoints new Strategic Rail Authority chief


2001-10-24 DTR-002
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Archive ::: Press release
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Stagecoach Group7 November 2001
Stagecoach study into vertical integration for rail


2001-11-07 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group3 December 2001
Stagecoach presents a railway solution


2001-12-03 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group3 December 2001
Stagecoach presents a railway solution


2001-12-03 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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ATOC6 December 2001
National rail operators issue travel tips for Christmas and the New Year


2001-12-06 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

ATOC21 December 2001
ATOC announces new Chairman


2001-12-21 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Strategic Rail Authority14 January 2002
Building a better railway: SRA launches rail strategy delivering improvements for Wales' railway


2002-01-14 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Strategic Rail Authority14 January 2002
Building a better railway: SRA launches strategic plan


2002-01-14 SRA-002
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Archive ::: Press release

ScotRail27 February 2002
Industrial action by ScotRail drivers


2002-02-27 SCO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

ATOC1 March 2002
Train companies announce minimum fare for Network railcard


2002-03-01 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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ATOC11 March 2002
New train orders near 4,000


2002-03-11 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

ATOC25 March 2002
Network railcard changes will go ahead


2002-03-25 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Railway Forum26 March 2002
The Virgin Voyager train fleet project wins the Railway Forum/Modern Railways innovation award for 2002


2002-03-26 RFO-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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ATOC19 April 2002
WHSmith board the train for the great spring getaway


2002-04-19 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group29 April 2002
Company statement


2002-04-29 STG-001
83



Archive ::: Memorandum

Virgin Trains10 June 2002
Virgin committed to CrossCountry franchise


2002-06-10 VIR-001
84



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains16 June 2002
Tilt trains meet


2002-06-16 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Strategic Rail Authority22 July 2002
Interim agreement between the Strategic Rail Authority and Virgin Rail Group


2002-07-22 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Stagecoach Group22 July 2002
Stagecoach Group welcomes Virgin Rail deal


2002-07-22 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority1 October 2002
Four invited to submit final bids for Wales and Borders franchise


2002-10-01 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group23 October 2002
Company statement


2002-10-23 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release

RMT22 April 2003
New strike dates set in guard dispute


2003-04-22 RMT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail13 May 2003
Open for business as major works start


2003-05-13 NET-001
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Archive ::: Statement
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GB Railways Group10 June 2003
Final results, 2002-03


2003-06-10 GBR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail16 June 2003
Pendolinos on track for delivery


2003-06-16 NET-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail20 June 2003
Transport Secretary opens signalling centre


2003-06-20 NET-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority1 August 2003
SRA announces preferred bidder for new integrated Wales franchise


2003-08-01 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail4 August 2003
Network Rail implements precautionary heat related speed restrictions to ensure the operation of a safe railway


2003-08-04 NET-001
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Archive ::: Memorandum
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House of Commons Transport Committee23 September 2003
Virgin Rail Group interim agreement


2003-09-23 TCO-001
97



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail5 November 2003
Network Rail appoint high profile advisor


2003-11-05 NET-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail18 November 2003
Network Rail takes over management of Liverpool Lime Street station


2003-11-18 NET-001
99



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail26 November 2003
Network Rail brings over 1,000 maintenance staff ‘back home’


2003-11-26 NET-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority9 January 2004
£14.3 million West Country rail investment underway


2004-01-09 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Strategic Rail Authority7 May 2004
Four pre-qualify for InterCity East Coast Franchise


2004-05-07 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Speech (full)

Strategic Rail Authority29 June 2004
Richard Bowker speech: Railway Forum annual conference


2004-06-29 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority6 August 2004
Statement on Virgin CrossCountry franchise


2004-08-06 SRA-001
104



Archive ::: Press release

Midland Mainline31 August 2004
Manchester services


2004-08-31 MML-001
105



Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority17 September 2004
Two-year Silverlink trains deal signed


2004-09-17 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Strategic Rail Authority6 October 2004
Detailed bids invited for new InterCity East Coast franchise


2004-10-06 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Surrey County Council2 November 2004
MPs agree Airtrack will improve travel for Heathrow passengers


2004-11-02 SCC-001
108



Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority30 November 2004
Minister declares £14 million West Country rail improvement complete


2004-11-30 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport18 October 2005 00.00
Central Trains franchise remapping


2005-10-18 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail6 December 2005
Network Rail delivers 125mph railway for West Coast Main Line


2005-12-06 NET-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains6 December 2005
Virgin Trains tilting all the way to Scotland in new West Coast timetable


2005-12-06 VIR-001
112



Archive ::: Press release
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Virgin Trains32 January 2006
Virgin committed to CrossCountry franchise


2006-01-23 VIR-001
113



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport31 Mar 2006 00:00
Central trains franchise extended to Autumn 2007


2006-03-31 DfT-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport8 Jun 2006 00:00
Consultations launched for three new rail franchises


2006-06-08 DfT-003
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport11 Aug 2006 00:00
Silverlink franchise extended to November 2007


2006-08-11 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport19 Sep 2006 00:00
Department for Transport announces pre-qualified bidders for 3 new franchises


2006-09-19 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport31 Oct 2006 00:00
Invitations to tender issued for three new rail franchises


2006-10-31 DfT-001
118



Archive ::: Press release
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Department for Transport13 Dec 2006 00:00
Franchise agreement reinstated for West Coast services


2006-12-13 DfT-001
119



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport20 Feb 2007 09:50
Stock Exchange statement - Department for Transport announces pre-qualified bidders for Intercity East Coast franchise


2007-02-20 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport8 Mar 2007 09:31
Bidders for Inter City East Coast rail franchise invited to tender


2007-03-08 DfT-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group6 April 2007
Virgin and Stagecoach team up with GNER for East Coast Rail bid


2007-04-06 STG-001
122



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains20 June 2007
Virgin Trains timetable boost for Chester


2007-06-20 VIR-001
123



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport10 Jul 2007 07:02
New rail franchise delivers big increase in capacity between major cities


2007-07-10 DfT-001
124



Archive ::: Press release
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GNER14 August 2007
New East Coast rail franchise: GNER statement


2007-08-14 GNE-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Sea Containers14 August 2007
Sea Containers disappointed by government decision on East Coast rail line


2007-08-14 SEC-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group10 Sep 2007
Stagecoach extends megatrain.com budget rail network


2007-09-10 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Stagecoach Group27 Sep 2007
East Midlands Trains top team announced


2007-09-27 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Stagecoach Group12 Nov 2007
Stagecoach pledge to passengers as East Midlands rail franchise begins


2007-11-12 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Eurostar14 November 2007
Eurostar opens for business at St Pancras International station


2007-11-14 EUR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport5 Dec 2007 14:37
Ruth Kelly urges more stations to join Secure Stations Scheme


2007-12-05 DfT-001
131



Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group10 Dec 2007
Stagecoach extends budget rail service megatrain.com to East Midlands Trains


2007-12-10 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport31 Jan 2008 10:24
More rail stations to be made accessible


2008-01-31 DfT-001
133



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains20 February 2008
Wrexham set to join Virgin Trains network


2008-02-20 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

East Midlands Trains30 April 2008
East Midlands Trains unveils first reliveried HST and names a powercar ‘Terry Miller MBE’


2008-04-30 EMT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport6 May 2008 14:05
Government takes action to deliver 106 new Pendolinos for West Coast


2008-05-06 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport31 Jul 2008 12:31
Step forward in Pendolino lengthening project


2008-07-31 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport19 Sep 2008 12:10
106 extra Pendolino Carriages for West Coast Main Line


2008-09-19 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport8 Dec 2008 00:04
Winter timetable sees thousands more seats introduced


2008-12-08 DfT-001
139



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport9 Jan 2009 14:32
Commuters urged to claim for week of train strain


2009-01-09 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Express Rail Alliance12 February 2009
Statement from Express Rail Alliance


2009-02-12 ERA-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Wrexham & Shropshire23 March 2009
Wrexham & Shropshire calls time on train fare chaos


2009-03-23 WRE-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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ATOC3 April 2009
Easter travel advice for rail passengers


2009-04-03 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains9 April 2009
Virgin Trains statement: Shrewsbury service proposal


2009-04-09 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport5 May 2009 12:08
Champions to oversee station improvements


2009-05-05 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport13 May 2009 09:46
Britain better connected as Adonis opens £8.9bn rail upgrade


2009-05-13 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport28 Sep 2009 08:57
Rail passengers encouraged to get on their bike


2009-09-28 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport17 Nov 2009 07:00
£50m makeover launched as ‘Station Champions’ report calls for improvements for passengers


2009-11-17 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport30 Mar 2010 11:06
Government to review transport response to severe weather


2010-03-30 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Wrexham & Shropshire26 January 2011
Wrexham & Shropshire railway company to close


2011-01-26 WRE-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Grand Central2 March 2011
Grand Central surprised and disappointed by ORR announcement


2011-03-02 GCR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Department for Transport11 May 2011
Hammond welcomes rail value for money report


2011-05-11 DfT_001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Rail Delivery Group11 May 2011
Realising the potential of GB rail


2011-05-11 RDG-001
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Archive ::: Press release

South West Trains5 October 2011
South West Trains Managing Director to retire


2011-10-05 SWT-001
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Archive ::: Stock Market statement

Department for Transport27 October 2011 [[07.00]]
Rail franchising


2011-10-27 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of Rail Regulation4 April 2012
Network Rail fined £4 million for Grayrigg train derailment


2012-04-04 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

South West Trains30 April 2012
Passengers to benefit as South West Trains and Network Rail form new alliance


2012-04-30 SWT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains8 June 2012
Virgin Trains demands Network Rail reverses unacceptable train performance on West Coast route


2012-06-08 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Network RailMonday 18 Jun 2012 10:16
Virgin's Chris Gibb to join Network Rail on secondment


2012-06-18 NET-001
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Archive ::: Press release

National Express Group26 June 2012
Paul Furze-Waddock joins National Express


2012-06-26 NXG-002
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Archive ::: Press release
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Department for Transport15 August 2012
New operator for West Coast rail passengers


2012-08-15 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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FirstGroup plcEmbargoed until 7:00am on 15 August 2012
FirstGroup welcomes award of Intercity West Coast rail franchise


2012-08-15 FIR-001
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Archive ::: Presentation
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FirstGroup plc15 August 2012
FirstGroup: Intercity West Coast presentation


2012-08-15 FIR-002
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Archive ::: Stock Exchange announcement

Stagecoach Group plc15 August 2012 07:02
West Coast rail franchise


2012-08-15 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group15 August 2012
DfT announcement for new Intercity West Coast franchise


2012-08-15 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Virgin Rail Group15 August 2012
Press Statement: from Sir Richard Branson, Founder Virgin Group


2012-08-15 VIR-002
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Archive ::: Written statement
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FirstGroup plc16 August 2012
InterCity West Coast rail franchise: your questions answered


2012-08-16 FIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
3

Virgin Rail group22 August 2012
Celebrities back ‘Keep Virgin Trains’ e-petition as it passes 36,000 signature mark


2012-08-22 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Letter
3

House of Commons Transport Committee23 August 2012
West Coast rail franchise


2012-08-23 TCO-001
169



Archive ::: Press release
3

Virgin Rail group24 August 2012
Concern mounts over transfer of West Coast rail franchise as 100,000 people ask for review


2012-08-24 VIR-001
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Archive ::: ePetition text
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HM Government25 August 2012
Reconsider West Coast Mainline franchise decision


2012-08-25 HMG-001
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Archive ::: Written statement
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FirstGroup plcTuesday 28 August 2012
Statement re: InterCity West Coast Franchise Award


2012-08-28 FIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
3

Virgin Rail groupTuesday 28 August 2012
Virgin Trains Limited commences Court proceedings in respect of West Coast Main Line franchise award


2012-08-28 VIR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group30 August 2012
FirstGroup’s criticism of West Coast Performance


2012-08-30 VIR-001
174



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group30 August 2012
Virgin challenges First Group on West Coast Bid promises


2012-08-30 VIR-002
175



Archive ::: Letter
2

Virgin Rail Group2 September 2012
Sir Richard Branson letter to Financial Times


2012-09-02 VIR-001
176



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group2 September 2012
Virgin Trains: Concerns were expressed on West Coast Bid process over three years


2012-09-02 VIR-002
177



Archive ::: Written statement
2

Department for Transport3 September 2012
Rail Franchising


2012-09-03 DfT-001
178



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group3 September 2012
Virgin Trains responds to FirstGroup’s proposals for West Coast


2012-09-03 VIR-001
179



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group4 September 2012 17:44
Virgin Trains welcomes Transport Select Committee hearing on West Coast franchise competition


2012-09-04 VIR-001
180



Archive ::: Press release
4

Department for Transport3 October 2012
West Coast Main Line franchise competition cancelled


2012-10-03 DfT-001
181



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport3 October 2012
West Coast Main Line franchise competition cancelled - update


2012-10-03 DfT-002
182



Archive ::: Press release
3

FirstGroupWednesday 3 October 2012
FirstGroup statement re: InterCity West Coast Franchise


2012-10-03 FIR-001
183



Archive ::: Press release
3

Virgin TrainsWednesday 3 October 2012
InterCity West Coast Franchise


2012-10-03 VIR-001
184



Archive ::: Letter
4

House of Commons Transport Committee5 October 2012
[West Coast rail franchise]


2012-10-05 TCO-001
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Archive ::: Hansard (debates)
5

House of Lords10 October 2012 15.34
Railways: Franchises


2012-10-10 PAR-001
186



Archive ::: Press release
3

Department for Transport15 October 2012
Department for Transport to negotiate with Virgin on temporary operation of West Coast rail services


2012-10-15 DfT-001
187



Archive ::: Written statement
2

Department for Transport15 October 2012
West Coast Main Line


2012-10-15 DfT-002
188



Archive ::: Oral statement
3

Department for Transport15 October 2012
West Coast Main Line


2012-10-15 DfT-003
189



Archive ::: Letter
3

Department for Transport15 October 2012
Text of letter from the Secretary of State to Sam Laidlaw


2012-10-15 DfT-004
190



Archive ::: Letter
3

Department for Transport15 October 2012
Text of letter from the Secretary of State to Richard Brown


2012-10-15 DfT-005
191



Archive ::: Press release
3

FirstGroup15 October 2012
[Statement]


2012-10-15 FIR-001
192



Archive ::: Oral statement
3

Department for Transport29 October 2012
Statement on West Coast Main Line and Franchising


2012-10-29 DfT-001
193



Archive ::: Press release
3

Department for Transport29 October 2012
West Coast Main Line: Laidlaw Inquiry interim findings


2012-10-29 DfT-002
194



Archive ::: Document
5

Department for Transport29 October 2012
The Laidlaw Inquiry into the InterCity West Coast Franchise - Interim report


2012-10-29 DfT-003
195



Archive ::: Press release
2

FirstGroup29 October 2012
FirstGroup statement on DfT's preliminary findings


2012-10-29 FIR-001
196



Archive ::: Press release
5

Department for Transport6 December 2012
West Coast Main Line: final report of the Laidlaw inquiry


2012-12-06 DfT-001
197



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport6 December 2012
Virgin Trains to run improved West Coast services


2012-12-06 DfT-002
198



Archive ::: Oral statement (Hansard)

Department for Transport6 Dec 2012 : Column 1018
West Coast Rail Franchise


2012-12-06 DfT-003
199



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport6 December 2012
Response to the report of the Laidlaw inquiry


2012-12-06 DfT-004
200



Archive ::: Press release

Transport Scotland6 December 2012
Rail franchise on right track


2012-12-06 TSC-001
201



Archive ::: Press release

National Audit Office7 December 2012
Lessons from cancelling the Intercity West Coast franchise competition


2012-12-07 NAO-001
202



Archive ::: Press release
5

Stagecoach Group26 Mar 2013
Rail franchising


2013-03-26 STG-001
203



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport11 September 2013
High Speed Two


2013-09-11 DfT-002
204



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport3 October 2013
Franchising deal to boost services on Great Western Main Line


2013-10-03 DfT-001
205



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Delivery Group19 December 2013
Martin Griffiths appointed as Chairman of the Rail Delivery Group


2013-12-19 RDG-001
206



Archive ::: Press release
2

Department for Transport17 January 2014
Shortlist for new InterCity East Coast rail services


2014-01-17 DfT-001
207



Archive ::: Written statement
2

Department for Transport17 January 2014
Rail franchising: InterCity East Coast


2014-01-17 DfT-002
208



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Delivery Group11 February 2014
Rail industry working hard to keep passengers moving during floods


2014-02-11 RDG-001
209



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport18 February 2014
Passengers on track to receive multi-billion pound improvements to services


2014-02-18 DfT-001
210



Archive ::: Press release

TSSA31 March 2014
It’s official: private rail firms have been ripping you off for 20 years


2014-03-31 TSS-001
211



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport29 April 2014
Government funding to make stations accessible to all


2014-04-29 DfT-003
212



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Delivery Group15 May 2014
Can the finances of publicly-run East Coast be used to justify continued public sector involvement in train operations?


2014-05-15 RDG-002
213



Archive ::: Press release
2

Serco Group28 May 2014
Serco selected to run new Caledonian Sleeper franchise


2014-05-28 SER-001
214



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport19 June 2014
Better journeys for passengers on the West Coast Main Line


2014-06-19 DfT-001
215



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport19 June 2014
Rail franchising: InterCity West Coast


2014-06-19 DfT-002
216



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Delivery Group14 October 2014
Commuters set to benefit from relaunched rail discount scheme


2014-10-14 RDG-001
217



Archive ::: Press release
2

Serco Group30 October 2014
Serco appoints Managing Director to run the iconic Caledonian Sleeper franchise


2014-10-30 SER-001
218



Archive ::: Press release
2

Department for Transport27 November 2014
More seats, more services and new trains for East Coast passengers


2014-11-27 DfT-001
219



Archive ::: Written statement
3

Department for Transport27 November 2014
Rail franchising 27 November 2014


2014-11-27 DfT-002
220



Archive ::: Press release
4

Directly Operated Railways27 November 2014
Statement from DOR regarding new East Coast franchise


2014-11-27 DOR-001
221



Archive ::: Press release
3

Inter City Railways27 November 2014
Stagecoach-Virgin company awarded Intercity East Coast rail franchise


2014-11-27 ICR-001
222



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Rail Delivery Group4 December 2014
Winners of rail industry Open Data ‘Hackathon’ announced


2014-12-04 RDG-001
223



Archive ::: Press release
2

Serco Group9 December 2014
Serco appoints Ian Smith Design as interior designer for the iconic Caledonian Sleeper service


2014-12-09 SER-001
224



Archive ::: Press release
3

Department for Transport10 December 2014
New East Coast Mainline franchise confirmed


2014-12-10 DfT-001
225



Archive ::: Written statement
3

Department for Transport10 December 2014
Rail franchising: InterCity East Coast


2014-12-10 DfT-002
226



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport15 December 2014
Transport Secretary welcomes new rail services for Blackpool and Shrewsbury


2014-12-15 DfT-001
227



Archive ::: Press release
3

Serco Group16 December 2014
Award winning luxury fashion label to design uniforms for the Caledonian Sleeper


2014-12-16 SER-001
228



Archive ::: Press release

Alliance Rail7 January 2015
Office of Rail Regulation rejects competition on the West Coast Main Line


2015-01-07 ALL-001
229



Archive ::: Press release

Serco Group26 January 2015
Caledonian Sleeper White Stag unveiled to launch new website


2015-01-26 SER-001
230



Archive ::: Press release
5

Competition and Markets Authority6 February 2015
Stagecoach/Virgin consortium given chance to resolve limited competition concerns arising from the East Coast rail franchise award


2015-02-06 COM-001
231



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Labour Party7 February 2015
Stagecoach/Virgin consortium given chance to resolve limited competition concerns arising from the East Coast rail franchise award


2015-02-07 LAB-001
232



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Serco Group12 February 2015
Brand new Caledonian Sleeper trains from 2018


2015-02-12 SER-001
233



Archive ::: Press release
5

Stagecoach Group and Virgin Rail Group12 February 2015
Stagecoach and Virgin announce senior management team for Virgin Trains East Coast


2015-02-12 STG-001
234



Archive ::: Press release

Competition and Markets Authority20 February 2015
CMA to look in detail at Stagecoach proposed undertakings


2015-02-20 COM-001
235



Archive ::: Press release
2

Department for Transport2 March 2015
New East Coast franchise starts


2015-03-02 DfT-001
236



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains East Coast2 March 2015 12.34
Virgin Trains East Coast launches Customers and Communities Fund


2015-03-02 VTE-001
237



Archive ::: Press release
3

FirstGroup10 March 2015
New London-Edinburgh rail plans revealed


2015-03-10 FIR-001
238



Archive ::: Press release
2

Competition and Markets Authority13 March 2015
CMA consults on InterCity East Coast undertakings


2015-03-13 COM-001
239



Archive ::: Press release
5

Caledonian Sleeper31 March 2015
All change for the new Caledonian Sleeper


2015-03-31 CAL-001
240



Archive ::: Press release
3

Rail Delivery Group27 April 2015
Rail workers remembered as new World War I exhibition launches at Edinburgh Waverley station


2015-04-27 RDG-001
241



Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group2 June 2015
East Anglia rail franchise


2015-06-02 STG-001
242



Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group7 July 2015
South West Trains franchise


2015-07-07 STG-001
243



Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group8 July 2015
Department for Transport rail franchise schedule


2015-07-08 STG-001
244



Archive ::: Press release
5

Virgin Trains East Coast25 September 2015 : 14.39
Virgin Trains to launch new service from Sunderland


2015-09-25 VTE-001
245



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East Midlands Trains30 September 2015
East Midlands Trains respond to today's announcement by the Department for Transport regarding the Midland Mainline electrification scheme


2015-09-30 EMT-001
246



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East Midlands Trains19 October 2015 06.00
Transport Secretary and East Midlands Trains mark new era for customers as £13m investment programme gets underway


2015-10-19 EMT-001
247



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport9 December 2015
Boost to rail services in Scotland as UK government awards next TransPennine Express franchise


2015-12-09 DfT-003
248



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport15 December 2015
Rail franchising: pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) passport award


2015-12-15 DfT-001
249



Archive ::: Press release

Merseytravel11 January 2016
Another step towards new Merseyrail trains as bidder shortlist announced


2016-01-11 MER-001
250



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport25 February 2016
Trains, planes, buses and brains


2016-02-25 DfT-001
251



Archive ::: Press release
5

Centre for Policy Studies12 May 2016
CPS welcomes government plan to improve rail competition


2016-05-12 CPS-001
252



Archive ::: Press release
3

Karl McCartney MP12 May 2016
Karl McCartney MP cautiously welcomes ORR’s decision that allows extra direct services between Lincoln and London


2016-05-12 McC-001
253



Archive ::: Press release
5

Office of Rail and Road12 May 2016
Rail regulator approves future new passenger services on the East Coast Main Line


2016-05-12 ORR-001
254



Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group12 May 2016
ORR decision on applications for access to East Coast Main Line


2016-05-12 STG-001
255



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Delivery Group29 June 2016
Railway central to Somme offensive: new exhibition highlights rail’s decisive role during World War I’s deadliest battle


2016-06-29 RDG-001
256



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport21 July 2016
Investing in the Midlands


2016-07-21 DfT-001
257



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport21 July 2016
Transport Secretary receives progress report on plan to get Midlands economy firing


2016-07-21 DfT-002
258



Archive ::: Press release

Welsh Government23 August 2016
Intercity West Coast rail franchise must not miss North Wales connection


2016-08-23 WGO-001
259



Archive ::: Press release
5

Department for Transport1 September 2016
Package of measures announced to help improve resilience of Southern network


2016-09-01 DfT-001
260



Archive ::: Press release
2

Department for Transport13 October 2016
Government announces improved compensation scheme for rail passengers


2016-10-13 DfT-001
261



Archive ::: Written statement
2

Department for Transport13 October 2016
Rail passenger compensation


2016-10-13 DfT-002
262



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains4 November 2016
Virgin Trains comments on news that West Coast franchise will partner with HS2


2016-11-04 VIR-001
263



Archive ::: Press release
3

Rail Delivery Group7 November 2016
The train now arriving is faster, smarter and better connected


2016-11-07 RDG-001
264



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Delivery Group21 November 2016
Railway ‘must harness new technology and change the way we work’, say industry leaders


2016-11-21 RDG-001
265



Archive ::: Press release
3

RMT25 April 2017
RMT responds to news that Virgin and Stagecoach are hooking up with French state in land-grab for new HS2/West Coast franchise


2017-04-25 RMT-001
266



Archive ::: Press release
9

Stagecoach Group25 April 2017
Stagecoach and Virgin to join forces with SNCF for West Coast Partnership bid


2017-04-25 STG-001
267



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains25 April 2017
Virgin & Stagecoach join forces with SNCF for West Coast Partnership bid


2017-04-25 VIR-001
268



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport22 June 2017
Bidders for 2 rail franchises named by government


2017-06-22 DfT-001
269



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport22 June 2017
West Coast Partnership and South Eastern rail franchise bidders


2017-06-22 DfT-002
270



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport4 October 2017
New rail academy to train 500 apprentices opened by Transport Secretary


2017-10-04 DfT-001
271



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport16 October 2017
All aboard the new Intercity Express trains that will transform journeys across Britain


2017-10-16 DfT-001
272



Archive ::: Press release
3

Hitachi Rail Europe17 October 2017
British-built Hitachi trains enter service on Great Western route today


2017-10-16 HIT-001
273



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport17 November 2017
Office of Rail and Road's role in improving travel for disabled passengers


2017-11-17 DfT-001
274



Archive ::: Oral statement

Department for Transport5 February 2018
Update on the East Coast, West Coast and East Midlands rail franchises


2018-02-05 DfT-002
275



Archive ::: Press release
3

Stagecoach Group5 February 2018
Rail franchising update


2018-02-05 STG-001
276



Archive ::: Oral statement
4

Department for Transport16 May 2018
East Coast rail update


2018-05-16 DfT-001
277



Archive ::: Press release

LNER25 June 2018
First London North Eastern Railway (LNER) services to run on East Coast Main Line


2018-06-25 LNE-001
278



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains1 November 2018
Virgin Trains scraps Friday afternoon peak restrictions


2018-11-01 VIR-001
279



Archive ::: Press release

LNER9 January 2019
LNER launches Customer and Community Improvement Fund


2019-01-09 LNE-001
280



Archive ::: Press release

LNER29 January 2019
We're off to a good start


2019-01-29 LNE-001
281



Archive ::: Announcement
5

Stagecoach Group10 April 2019
Department for Transport rail franchising programme


2019-04-10 STG-001
282



Archive ::: Statement
8

Virgin Trains10 April 2019 -- Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains statement


2019-04-10 VIR-001
283



Archive ::: Announcement
6

Stagecoach Group2 May 2019
Rail franchise update


2019-05-02 STG-001
284



Archive ::: Announcement
3

Stagecoach Group9 May 2019
Commencement of legal action against the Department for Transport


2019-05-09 STG-001
285



Archive ::: Announcement
4

Stagecoach Group24 May 2019
Legal action against the Department for Transport over West Coast Partnership rail franchise competition


2019-05-24 STG-001
286



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport23 June 2019
More women in engineering ‘an absolute necessity’ for future of transport


2019-06-23 DfT-001
287



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport15 July 2019
Williams Rail Review: an update on progress


2019-07-15 DfT-001
288



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport10 October 2019
Ministers highlight vital projects around the country as government drives infrastructure revolution


2019-10-10 DfT-001
289



Archive ::: Press release

Heathrow Southern Railway Limited6 November 2019
Guidance released by Government means new Southern Rail Link to Heathrow faces not being completed prior to 2030


2019-11-06 HSR-001
290



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains8 November 2019
New record set by Virgin Trains as passengers opt for rail over air


2019-11-08 VIR-001
291



Archive ::: Press release

West Coast Partnership26 November 2019
FirstGroup and Trenitalia announce new managing directors for West Coast Partnership rail franchise


2019-11-26 WCP-001
292



Archive ::: Press release

Avanti West Coast27 November 2019
Avanti West Coast unveiled as name for new partnership railway


2019-11-27 AWC-001
293



Archive ::: Press release
6

TSSA27 November 2019
Avanti West Coast ‘ironic and retrograde’ after Virgin failures


2019-11-27 TSS-001
294



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport21 August 2020
Transport Secretary launches new Acceleration Unit to speed up transport infrastructure projects and build back better from COVID-19


2020-08-21 DfT-002
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